Alternative reinsurance capital

Articles discussing alternative reinsurance capital. Largely sources from third-party investors in the capital markets, alternative reinsurance capital is increasingly being leveraged by reinsurers as a cheaper cost source of risk transfer while for investors the access to reinsurance returns as an investment is growing in popularity.

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Apollo / Athene’s ACRA sidecar raise hits $3.2bn of commitments

Commitments to the Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) insurance-linked sidecar vehicle have now reached an impressive $3.2 billion, as capital raising continued within the feeder fund managed by investor and private equity specialist Apollo Global.The Athene Co-Invest Reinsurance Affiliate (ACRA) vehicle launched with a target for a capital raise of read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 16th February 2020

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 16th February 2020, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates or get our email alerts for every article we publish.Ten most read the full article →

Peak Re sees ILS capital as key, can help investors access Chinese risks: CEO Hahn

The ability to access the capital markets is key for reinsurers and with Hong Kong eager to establish itself as Asia’s insurance-linked securities (ILS) hub, Peak Re is well positioned to serve as a conduit between investors and Chinese property catastrophe risks.This is according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) read the full article →

Alternative capital helps Everest Re “dust off” Purple, grow retro 25%

Everest Re took advantage of market conditions around the January renewals to build a significantly larger book of retrocession business, leveraging its access to alternative reinsurance capital and use of catastrophe bonds to allow it to deploy capital into its Purple pillared retro product.Everest Re has repeatedly demonstrated an ability read the full article →

Commercial property insurance rates accelerate globally. Positive for ILS

The impacts of catastrophe losses around the globe continue to be felt in the commercial property insurance market, as rate rises continued to accelerate in the fourth-quarter of 2019 with U.S. property one of the fastest moving segments.Across the globe, on average, pricing for property insurance risks increased by 13% read the full article →

Alternative capital “not even retreating to any great extent” – Peiser, WTW

Alternative reinsurance capital is not going away after the recent losses it has experienced, in fact "it's not even retreating to any great extent" according to the Global Head of Broking at Willis Towers Watson.After the significant catastrophe losses experienced, as well as issues with loss creep and trapped collateral, read the full article →

RenRe’s third-party capital fee income soars as assets continue to rise

Bermuda-based reinsurance firm and third-party capital management specialist RenaissanceRe has benefited from significantly higher fee income earned through its various third-party capital management and ILS fund activities in 2019.Management fees soared for RenaissanceRe (RenRe) in 2019, as its third-party capital assets under management increased significantly across the range of joint-venture read the full article →

Mt. Logan Re AuM & cat bond assets shrank at 1/1 for Everest Re

Third-party reinsurance capital accounted for within reinsurer Everest Re's capital stack shrank at January 1st 2020, as assets under management in its Mt. Logan Re collateralized reinsurance sidecar-like vehicle shrank at year-end, while catastrophe bond maturities outweighed its renewals.Everest Re had been building an increasingly larger contribution from third-party reinsurance read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 9th February 2020

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 9th February 2020, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates or get our email alerts for every article we publish.Ten most read the full article →

Retro to help SCOR manage any increase in typhoon Hagibis loss

French reinsurance firm SCOR reported EUR 343 million of natural catastrophe losses in the fourth-quarter of 2019, after taking into account any recoveries from retrocessional reinsurance and before tax, with typhoon Hagibis the main driver.In announcing the results of its reinsurance renewals in January yesterday, SCOR said that typhoon Hagibis read the full article →